RIVER FALLS, Wis.
Thanks to the support of the Rhinos Foundation, six new chairs
delivered to the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute - River Falls
have some special add-ons to make infusion therapy more
comfortable for patients.
"It is not uncommon for a patient to be in a chair for 8
hours," explained Amy Cernohous, the cancer program's nurse
navigator. "These patients are dealing with physical, mental
and spiritual stressors. Now they have the ability to melt
some of that stress away with the heat and massage built into
these new treatment chairs. We are so happy to be able to
offer this option to our patients!"
The nearly $4,000 contribution was funded with proceeds of
the Rhinos' annual golf tournament, held each July at a golf
course in the River Falls area.
"The Rhinos Foundation was started in 1991, in memory of
River Falls High School graduate Mike Prine," said Rhino
representative Mike Miller. "While the vast majority of the
funds we raise are given directly to local families fighting
cancer, we are also proud to fund some of the extras that
really make a difference for those receiving care at the
cancer center here in River Falls."
Cernohous and Miller are pictured trying out the new chairs,
which also provide added comfort options such as head rests,
side rests, larger tray tables and foot support. More
information about the Rhinos Foundation is online at www.rhinosfoundation.org.